June 5, 1995
In response to your letter of March 28, 1995, concerning possible limitations on activities of Judicial Hearing Officers, the Committee has adopted, and reaffirmed at its meeting of April 27, 1995, the position that, in general, a Judicial Hearing Officer is subject to the same restrictions as any other judicial officer. See e.g., Opinion 94-44, vol. XII, which we enclose.
It should be noted, however, that the present Rules of the Chief Administrator Governing Judicial Conduct are undergoing review for proposed revision. Since that process has not yet been completed, we are unable at present to state whether it will affect the matters set forth in your letter.
Should you have a question regarding a present specific factual situation as to which you seek an advisory opinion, of course, we will be glad to respond.